by Bob Roberts Jr.
This morning I was tweeting some encouragement to young pastors and faith leaders and strongly sensed God telling me to stop tweeting, and write a blog for you. I know many of you and have been with many of you in your 20’s and early 30’s a lot the past few weeks and I am so encouraged by what I see in you. I know you have a lot of questions as you move forward. The church is at a major shift and everyone is saying it’s this way or that, this model or that, this theological framework or that – but let me remind you, first and foremost – it is just as you began your walk with Jesus – it is Jesus at the crux of it all. If Jesus is not at the crux of all you see and do, then you’ll become bitter, angry, throwing stones, trashing others, building your kingdom, and missing all that God has for. By the way, you can grow a big “ministry” and it not be God’s. Business and marketing techniques are such that you really do not need the Holy Spirit anymore, let alone preach the cross. Learn from the business books along with sociology, history, trends, literature, you need to be sharp – but you’re a part of something supernatural and eternal, not mechanical and merely organizational.
Don’t be discouraged by people saying the world is messed up – when has it not been? What a time of adventure to live! Many who say this have not lived through the times prior to the global shifts like the American and ultimately many global revolutions, the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. I believe we are living in a time like that right now. Read more